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Anaerobic

Definition

adjective

(1) Not requiring, or capable of occurring, in the absence of air or free oxygen.

(2) Caused by, or relating to, the lack of molecular oxygen.


Supplement

Anaerobic may be used to describe an organism, a cell, a process or a mechanism that can function without air (i.e. air to generally mean oxygen). This is in contrast to the term aerobic, which means requiring air or free oxygen.


Word origin: from French anaérobie, coined in 1863 by Louis Pasteur, from Greek an- ("without") + aer ("air") + bios ("life").
Related forms: anaerobe (noun), anaerobically (adverb).

Compare: aerobic

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ATP produced by human cells in an anaerobic chamber. LOST!

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Wed Nov 06, 2013 7:47 am
 
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Re: Types of phosphorylation ?

... sure chemosynthetic phosphorylation (may be called something else) is like oxidative phosphorylation, except not involving oxygen, for example in anaerobic bacteria and other chemoheterotrophic organisms. They are all involved in making ATP

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